2024 Innovate4Cities Conference #I4C24

Co-hosted by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) and UN-Habitat, the 2024 Innovate4Cities Conference is convening leaders from academia, government, civil society, and industry to bridge the gap between city climate ambition and tangible action. Join us online and in Montreal, Canada, September 10-12, 2024.

About the Conference

Building on the success of the previous Innovate4Cities conferences, the 2024 edition is geared towards contributing valuable insights and best practices to shape global climate policies and advance collaborative solutions, as we navigate the climate challenges of today and tomorrow.

Anticipated outcomes and highlights

The 2024 Innovate4Cities Conference, part of the Innovate4Cities initiative, will build on past successes to bridge the gap between urban climate ambition and action. Drawing from previous conferences and events like COP28, it will convene diverse stakeholders—including city leaders, academics, and businesses—to elevate global trends, foster partnerships, and measure progress against key priorities outlined in GRAA and CRIA. Through this collaborative effort, the conference aims to inform broader initiatives like the IPCC Special Report for Climate Change and Cities, driving toward a more sustainable future.

Explore the Conference Schedule & Themes

The 2024 Innovate4Cities Conference Schedule ensures ample opportunity for discovery and meaningful exchanges, confirming the leading role that Innovate4Cities has in curating knowledge on cities and climate change science. Participants will have the choice of over [100] sessions, ranging from 20 to 30 minutes, to explore the full spectrum of topics related to climate science and cities, while the 60-minute deep dives and networking sessions will allow for in-depth discussions on the critical challenges and solutions in fostering sustainable, climate-resilient cities.

2024 Innovate4Cities Conference Advisory Committee

Many talented individuals are actively contributing to making the 2024 Innovate4Cities Conference (I4C24) a key moment on the calendar for sustainable urban development. This includes the Conference Advisory Committee, comprising influential voices from academia, business, and civil society.

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